• Keep thermostat set at 78 degrees when home and at 82 degrees while away
  • Upgrade attic insulation to R-38 (Should be above the floor joists)
  • Turn off lights when leaving the room
  • Turn off ceiling fans when leaving the room
  • Use shades and drapes to keep out the heat
  • Use outside grill instead of electric oven
  • Keep interior doors open to help circulate the air
  • Replace or clean A/C filter on a regular basis
  • Install a programmable / smart thermostat
  • Consider replacing A/C system if more than 10 years old with a seer rating above 14.5
  • Replace bulbs with LEDs
  • Wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible
  • Caulk cracks around windows and doors
  • Install motion sensor or photo cell for exterior lighting
  • Install Energy Star Certified appliances and electronics